N8 #FarmHacks in Cornwall and Cheshire

25 Oct 2016 until 26 Oct 2016 -

CALLING ALL FARMERS, VETS, ECOLOGISTS, ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS…
Designing New Ways to Improve Farm Biosecurity

Attend a ‘design hack’ session on:
Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th October 2016 (Tamar Valley & Duchy College, Cornwall),
or
Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd November 2016 (Reaseheath College, Cheshire)

…to help design new ways of improving disease prevention on farms.

Context:
In collaboration with Defra and using funding from the N8 pump-priming grant, University of Sheffield are running two two-day ‘design hacks’ on farms in Cornwall and Cheshire to identify how we can improve animal health on livestock farms in the UK. We will be using bovine tuberculosis – the greatest animal health problem in England and Wales – as a case study, focusing on the ideals of what should be happening around preventing disease transmission and the practicalities of implementing them at the farm level. Cutting down opportunities for infection between cattle and between cattle and wildlife remains a key challenge in tackling the disease.

Cutting down opportunities for disease transmission is a key priority for Defra, so they would like to highlight these events as being positive and innovative.

These events epitomise the N8 approach of bringing together interdisciplinary expertise to deliver solutions to real world problems. Alongside farmers, vets and academics from multiple disciplines, we have attendees from Defra, the Welsh Government, the National Farmers Union and the incoming President of the British Cattle Veterinary Association. There is also an opportunity to gain from follow-on funding.

For more information and details of how to book please download flyer here